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Competent National Authority
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2008-04-01 23:39 UTC (estaciojulietafe@gmail.com)
Date of last update
2018-01-19 06:29 UTC (estaciojulietafe@gmail.com)
Date of publication
2018-01-19 06:30 UTC (estaciojulietafe@gmail.com)

General information
  • Philippines
Name of the Competent National Authority
Department of Science and Technology
Department of Science and Technology
General Santos Avenue Bicutan
Taguig City
Philippines, 1631
Phone:+632 8372071
Fax:+632 8372937
Url:DOST Biosafety Committee Website
Regulatory function
Administrative functions
  • Capacity Building
  • Competent National Authorities and National Focal Points
  • Contained use
  • Public awareness and participation
  • Risk assessment and management
Detailed description of the regulatory functions
The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), as the premiere science and technology body in the country, shall take the lead in ensuring that the best available science is utilized and applied in adopting biosafety policies, measures and guidelines, and in making biosafety decisions.  The DOST shall ensure that such policies, measures, guidelines and decisions are made on the basis of scientific information that is of the highest quality, multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed, and consistent with international standards as they evolve.  In coordination with other concerned departments and agencies, and consistent with the requirements of transparency and public participation as provided in Section 6 and 7 of the NBF, it shall exercise such jurisdiction and other powers that it has been conferred with under existing laws.  It shall also take the lead in evaluating and monitoring regulated articles intended for contained use.
Types of LMOs under its jurisdiction
  • All types of organisms
Additional contact information
Contact person
Dr. Jaime C. Montoya
Executive Director DOST-PCHRD and Chairman DOST Biosafety Committee
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD)
Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
Department of Science and Technology
General Santos Avenue, Bicutan
Taguig City
Philippines, 1630
Phone:+632 837 2071 to 82
Fax:+632 837 2930
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